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  • Recochoku's weekly download charts for 5/14~5/20

    May 23, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

    Recochoku have just updated their weekly charts for the week of May 14th to May 20th. Check out the top ranking chaku-uta, digital singles and music videos for this week below! - < Chaku-Uta - Weekly Ranking > 01 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Japanese)" - Matsu Takako 02 - "Kenka Joutou" - Kishidan 03 - "Hello new me" - Hamasaki Ayumi 04 - "Kaze" - GReeeeN 05 - "Let It Go ~Ari no Mama de~ (Ending)" - May J. 06 - "Happy" -

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  • Utada Hikaru holds her wedding ceremony in Italy

    May 23, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    Singer-songwriter Utada Hikaru (31) and Italian bartender Francesco Calliano (23) held their wedding ceremony in Polignano a Mare, Southern Italy on May 23.Utada wore a simple, full-length white dress with laced sleeves. It was a tightly-guarded wedding with about 7-8 bodyguards to prevent pictures from being taken. Among the chaos, the couple stepped out of the church in smiles. About 300 spectators flocked to the c

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  • MUSIC STATION artist line up for May 30

    May 23, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

    The artist line up for MUSIC STATION's May 30 broadcast has been revealed.Next week's episode will feature performances by aiko, Arashi, AKB48, Kobukuro, and Sheena Ringo. Check out the full set list below.  ==="Ashita no Uta" - aiko"Dare mo Shiranai" - Arashi"Labrador Retriever" - AKB48"Hidamari no Michi" - Kobukuro"Seishun no Mabataki" - Sheena Ringo===Source: natalie

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  • ONE OK ROCK to release double A-side single in July

    May 23, 2014 @ 5:06 am

    ONE OK ROCK will release their new single "Mighty Long Fall / Decision" on July 30.  "Mighty Long Fall / Decision" will mark the band's 9th single. The title tracks have both been picked up as theme songs for movies. "Mighty Long Fall" will be the theme song for 'Rurouni KenshinKyoto Taika-hen', while "Decision" is currently the theme song for ONE OK ROCK's documentary film 'FOOL COOL ROCK! ONE OK ROCK DOCUMENTARY FILM'. Both songs wer

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  • Oricon Comic Chart for 5/12 ~ 5/18

    May 22, 2014 @ 6:09 am

    Oricon has revealed its comic chart for May 12 to the 18th. You can check it out below. 1. "FAIRY TAIL", Volume 43 - Mashima Hiro : (181,569)2. "Diamond no Ace", Volume 41 - Terajima Yuji : (110,168)3. "Magi Sindbad no Bouken", Volume 3 - written by Otaka Shinobu / illustrated by Odera Yoshifumi : (85,679)4. "Arslan Senki", Volume 2 - written by Tanaka Yoshiki / illustrated by Arakawa Hiromu : (84,892)5. "NARUTO", Volume 69 - Kishimoto Masashi :

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  • Rola challenges herself to fishing for 30 kilogram maguro

    May 22, 2014 @ 6:07 am

    It's been revealed that talento Rola has challenged herself to fishing for maguro (tuna) in the 30 kilogram (66 pounds) division for the June 29th broadcast of Fuji TV's program 'Nippon wo Tsuritai!'.   This is the 20th of the series, which began back in 1995. Rola has been crazy about fishing after being introduced to the sport by a friend about 3 years ago. Since then, she claims to go fishing at Tokyo Bay and at her travel

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  • SPYAIR cancel their tour due to IKE's vocal cord condition

    May 22, 2014 @ 6:01 am

    SPYAIR, who are currently in the middle of their tour, have canceled their concert on May 23 at Zepp DiverCity TOKYO and on May 25 at Zepp Tokyo. After receiving medical examination, it was found that IKE (Vo) has developed vocal cord polyps as well as acute inflammation of the vocal cords, and he is required to receive long-term medical treatment. Earlier this month, IKE developed bronchitis, which caused the band to pos

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  • flumpool to release their first PV collection

    May 22, 2014 @ 4:53 am

    It's been revealed that flumpool will release a PV collection titled "flumpool Music Clips 2008-2014: MOVEMENT" on August 9.  The band's first PV collection will feature a total of 24 music videos from their indies single "labo" to their latest "Believer's High". It will be sold in both DVD and Blu-ray forms at Yokohama Arena on August 9 and 10th, Osaka-jo Hall on August 23 and 24th, and Amuse's online shop 'ASMART'. More details will be re

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  • exist†trace featured on REVOLVER's 'All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands'

    May 22, 2014 @ 4:30 am

    J-Rock band exist†trace has been featured on REVOLVER magazine's website as one of "Six All-Girl Japanese Metal Bands", showcasing the group's video for "RESONANCE".exist†trace launched their international fan club ARCHANGEL DIAMOND this week, and their new single "Spiral Daisakusen" will be available worldwide on iTunes and Spotify at the end of May.

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  • Kanjani8 to hold summer live events for 10th anniversary

    May 22, 2014 @ 2:12 am

    Kanjani8 have revealed that they will hold their live event 'Jussai' at Ajinomoto Stadium (Tokyo) and Yanmar Stadium Nagai (Osaka) in August.This live event will be held to commemorate the group's 10 year CD debut anniversary. They are scheduled to hold 2-day lives at both venues. Back in August 2012, the group held their 8 year debut anniversary event 'Hassai ~Bokura mo Hacchai, Hachhake Matsuri~'. On a side note, Kanjani8 will be the

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